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Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is lastly a youngster!
To have fun, Thompson’s mom, Mama June Shannon, and sister, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, every posted a video and heartfelt message praising how a lot the
Right here Comes Honey Boo Boo star has grown.
Mama June, 39, shared a brief clip of her daughter imitating a runway stroll in a hot-pink T-shirt, a tiara and sash that reads “Dynamic Duos First Runner Up.”
Shannon wrote about her daughter’s large day: “Okay, I can’t imagine how briskly our youngsters develop up…my child @honeybooboo is formally a youngster in the present day! Please present her some Birthday love 💝 👑🎂🍭🍬🎈🎉 #13in the present day #honeybooboo #birthday#mamajune #fromnottohot.”
In the meantime, Pumpkin, 18, took followers on a stroll down reminiscence lane with a slideshow jam-packed with throwbacks from the period when Thompson first captivated viewers as a sassy 6 year-old on
Toddlers in Tiaras.
“Pleased birthday to my not so little sister😭!!!” Pumpkin wrote. “You’ve grown into such an exquisite human being!! I’m so happy with how far you’ve come. I can’t imagine you might be 13 in the present day!! I hope you get pleasure from your birthday & I promise whenever you get again house we are going to have fun. Pleased birthday from me, Ella, & Josh!! @honeybooboo”
(Pumpkin’s husband is known as Josh Efird, and the couple has an 8-month-old daughter collectively, Ella Grace.)
Earlier this month, PEOPLE bought an unique sneak peak at Thompson and her mom’s first time competing in a pageant collectively, which aired on
Mama June: From To not Scorching on Aug. 17. Earlier than hitting the stage, the pair may hardly include their nerves.
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“I bought this, I bought this,” Honey Boo Boo anxiously stated to herself backstage. “I can do that! I imply, how laborious is it?”
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Turning to her mother, she reassuringly positioned one hand on her shoulder: “Mama, I really like you,” she stated. “We bought this.”
“Did Alana say ‘I really like you’?” Mama June stated, incredulous. “I imply, you’ll be able to go forward and crown me, as a result of I really feel like a winner.”
However former pageant star Honey Boo Boo felt the stress.
“Proper now, I’m so nervous as a result of we simply blew it within the expertise portion,” she admitted. “It’s been so lengthy since I’ve been within the pageant world, and I nearly really feel like I’m not the Honey Boo Boo I was.”
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Thompson first shocked followers with how grown up she seemed when she spent the day in New York Metropolis with Shannon in June. Within the pictures, Thompson, wearing a patterned black and white high with darkish pants and black sneakers, seemed nearly as tall as her mom, who sported a white lengthy sleeve high and black pants for the event.
Associated slideshow: From ‘Sketti to Skinny: Mama June’s Eye-Popping Weight Loss Journey in Photographs
TIME FOR A CHANGE
Mama June Shannon of Right here Comes Honey Boo Boo — well-known for elevating pageant princess Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and meting out plates of “sketti” (a.okay.a. spaghetti noodles topped with heaps of butter and liberal squirts of ketchup) — determined she was able to drop some kilos and get her well being in test. With the marriage of her dishonest ex, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, developing, the then-37-year-old actuality star underwent a sequence of weight reduction and plastic surgical procedures, documenting the method in a WEtv sequence, Mama June: From To not Scorching. The primary of the seven one-hour episodes noticed Mama June being wheeled into surgical procedure. “I will look utterly completely different,” she promised. However “I am scared, too.”
Surgical procedure wasn’t the final cease, although: Mama June additionally enlisted coach Kenya Crooks to whip her into form — which meant ridding her kitchen of indulgences like ice cream and sweet. Although on the verge of giving up, she saved persevering, telling viewers, “This surgical procedure is the scariest factor I’ve ever performed, however I imply, there’s a skinnier individual within me.”
Daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon dished about her mom’s altering physique, saying she truly bought a gastric sleeve in Could 2015, however noticed her weight reduction taper off. “It got here to a degree the place [the trainer] needed to step in as a result of she hit one other plateau with the gastric sleeve, and wasn’t shedding any extra weight,” she defined to Leisure Tonight. However with a reducing quantity on the size got here extra pores and skin, which Mama June had surgically eliminated. “She bought her boobies performed,” Pumpkin additionally shared. “She bought them from a 44 lengthy to 36 up.”
“After I inform you that is the best transformation of all time, prepare,” coach Crooks (pictured) informed PEOPLE of the truth star’s slim down, which WEtv is asking “probably the most surprising transformation in actuality TV historical past.” Although last outcomes will not be seen till the From To not Scorching finale, Crooks promised “you will not even have the ability to acknowledge her.” A part of the method included “altering how she checked out meals,” the coach stated. “We needed to reduce down the parts.” Now, “she’s doing superior. She’s killing it, however we’re making it much more so.”
“I’ve by no means felt this good earlier than,” Mama June admitted on a latest episode of From To not Scorching. “Maintaining a healthy diet provides me much more power, which makes me work out more durable and makes me lose the burden quicker.”
A MAJOR MILESTONE
Whereas purchasing for a flower lady costume for Honey Boo Boo to put on to Sugar Bear’s wedding ceremony, Mama June was satisfied to slide right into a robe herself — and was amazed at what she noticed within the mirror. “I’ll not wanna be getting married, however rattling, I look mighty scorching in a marriage costume,” she stated.
SEEING THE FINISH LINE
“I am undoubtedly not going to have any extra [surgeries],” Mama June shared on the Dominic Nati Present, including that the WEtv did not foot the invoice for her transformation. “I needed to pay, identical to everyone else,” she stated. However the surgical procedures have been “going to occur whether or not I had [bills] or not.”
A BIG LOSS
“After I began shedding the burden, I weighed over 450 lbs.,” Mama June stated on a latest episode of From To not Scorching. “I had the gastric sleeve [surgery] and misplaced 160 lbs.” Her present weight? Simply 199 lbs. A measurement 4 “revenge costume” is hanging in her closet, a present from niece Amber to put on to Sugar Bear’s wedding ceremony.
In a position to flaunt her determine in public post-reveal, Mama June bought playful with photographers on April 3, 2017, seemingly following a visit to the health club.
NEVER GOING BACK
In a post-reveal interview with PEOPLE, Shannon stated she is adamant she’ll preserve the practically 300 lbs. she misplaced off with higher meals selections, train and portion management. “I can promise you I am by no means going again to that measurement,” she stated. “I am comfortable the place I am at.”
Together with her weight in management, Shannon is now centered on her daughters Lauryn “Pumpkin Shannon,” 17, and Alana “Honey Boo Boo Thompson,” 12. “I do fear about their well being, however I am not going to say, ‘You bought to eat salads on a regular basis,’ ” Shannon informed PEOPLE. “I’ve seen Pumpkin and Alana lose and achieve weight, however I do not need them to finish up like I did at 460 lbs. Who would need that?”
NEW YORK, NEW LOOK
Arriving in N.Y.C. on April 4, 2017, with Honey Boo Boo, Shannon confirmed off her curves in a flattering empire high and black leggings — accessorized with a giant smile.
“It is form of like I am in my very own disguise,” she informed PEOPLE Now. “Lots of people do not acknowledge who I’m till I discuss. I have not been observed that a lot in New York.”
ALL ABOUT JUNE
Midway by way of the method of getting her “revenge physique,” Mama June determined to shift her focus, she informed PEOPLE. “I used to be like, ‘This must be about me and making myself comfortable.’ “
SPREADING HER MESSAGE
Becoming a member of her coach Kenya Crooks for a chat with PEOPLE Now about her new weight-reduction plan plan, Mama June had recommendation for individuals seeking to observe in her weight reduction footsteps. “Take it at some point at a time,” she stated. “Do not ever quit. You do not have to be good, simply take it on the tempo you wish to. It is all sparsely, particularly the consuming!”
NEW YEAR, SAME WEIGHT
In a January 2017 interview with PEOPLE, forward of the season 2 premiere of her sequence, Mama June revealed she’d continued to maintain the burden off thanks to at least one particular weight-reduction plan trick: sleeping till 1 p.m. (Health club visits and consuming sparsely have been in there, too.) “This sounds unhealthy,” she stated, “however I’m extra of a snacker.” A typical snack for Shannon consists of grapes and cheese, after which for dinner a wholesome meal like “baked hen and quinoa” or “baked pork chops, corn and beans,” which she described as her go-to dish. “I get on the size religiously,” Shannon added. “I fluctuate, however probably the most I’ve gained again is 5 kilos. My legs are nonetheless a bit of bit fats and I’ve a jiggle-o and a few cottage cheese, however I really feel like I bought what I needed,” she continued, including that “after I look within the mirror, I’m comfortable.” Mama June: From Scorching to Not returns to WEtv on Friday, Jan. 12.
RED CARPET READY
Mama June turned heads on the purple carpet for WE television’s Rising Up Hip Hop: Atlanta season 2 premiere in Atlanta on Jan. 9, 2018, displaying off her 300-lb. weight reduction in a deep blue robe with cut-out sleeves and silver heels.